[fpc-pascal] Pascal Compiler - Missing Messages etc.

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 20 22:41:13 CEST 2006

Rainer Stratmann wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 20. Juli 2006 13:44 schrieb Jason P Sage:
>> I know most of you know this stuff and it's a no brainer - but - I just
>> wanted to say this because I see people having problems sometimes getting
>> started and sometimes its easier to go around the ditch than to build a
>> bridge!
> It is a reason, why fp don't come closer to the "critical mass".

Which critical mass?

> In my view these "simple things" must have highest priority.
> In the Linux installation routine there is an install-question 
> something like "do you want to install /usr/ or /usr/local/"

The default is fine?

> A beginner can not know what this is good for. Also there is no information if 
> the install routine on Linux must have root rights...

Well, because it depends on were you install? People not installing as
root should know how to change /usr/local to something appropriate.

> So if a beginner does not get work these "simple things" he give up very fast.

People don't dig into such stuff will be never good programmers, so I
see no real problem if they give up :) Programming is full of such

> 3 Years ago I tried to install fp, but I did not get it to work, now it gets 
> closer to work.
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